At Home Physio: Functional Feet

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  Strength4Dance At Home Programme for Dancers 1. Improve Your Foot FunctionStrength4Dance understands that you might be worried about not having your usual dance class to go to and perhaps you’re wondering how to make sure you don’t lose too much strength/fitness… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO | The Pyramid of Performance

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The Pyramid of Performance Stacking the Right Elements to be a Peak Performer by Sally Harrison from Band-ITS & Strength4Dance We’ve heard the expression “practice makes perfect.”  But have you ever found that no matter how hard you try, or how many times you repeat something, it j… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO | Functional Movement

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Functional Exercise for Dancers (Part 1) The 7 Movements We Need to Get Really Strong by Sally Harrison from Band-ITS & Strength4Dance Functional exercise has become a bit of a buzz word in the fitness world recently ⏤ but what does it actually mean and how can we apply it to our dance pr… Read Article

ASK THE PHSYIO | Sciatic Nerve

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Let’s Talk About Dancers’ Nerves… the Sciatic Nerve! by Sally Harrison, Pro-Align and Strength4Dance The sciatic nerve is one of the more commonly known nerves in the body.It is one of the longest and largest nerves in the body and can be as thick as a thumb in some places. It forms fr… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO | Cardio Training

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Let’s get sweaty! Talking Cardio Training for Dancers by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy “I want to improve my cardio fitness.” This is a common goal I hear from many dancers My first question in response to this statement is always … why? What do you want to achieve? Wha… Read Article

Report into Dance Injuries

Fatigue and Overuse Identified as Major Cause of Dance Injuries Safe Dance Report IV by Ausdance New dance research identifies fatigue and overuse as major contributing factors to injury in Australia’s professional dancers. The Safe Dance Report IV: Investigating injuries in Austr… Read Article

Alisha's Advice | Dealing with Injury

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Pressures Facing the Injured Dancer Advice for Aspiring Young Dancers by Alisha Coon It is common to see a rise in the number of dance injuries as we approach the end of year. Rehearsal time and workload increase dramatically in the lead up to the end of year performances. Academic workloa… Read Article

Ask The Physio … Problem Hips

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Tight at the front of your hips? Do your hips Click or Clunk? Try this 10 minute programme that your hips will love by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form Physio The dancers hip is subject to even more demand than the average Joe. In normal circumstances, our hips are designed to move us in the sa… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO … Feet First

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Getting the most from your feet … a 10 minute program that your feet will love by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form Physiotherapy Your feet are the primary connection with your body to the ground, and therefore, information about your external environment. Even under normal circu… Read Article

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